APRIL 7TH – GREEN SHIRT DAY FOR ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS AND REGISTRATION
From the Green Shirt Day website:
In honour of the Logan Boulet Effect, in support of organ donor awareness and registration across Canada.
On April 6, 2018, Canadians were heartbroken to hear the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Of the 29 passengers, sixteen lost their lives and thirteen will all bear physical and emotional scars for life.
On April 7, 2018, Humboldt Broncos defenceman Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries. His parents, Bernadine and Toby Boulet offered to donate his organs so that six lives could live on. They did so because Logan told his parents he was registering as an organ donor and that he was inspired by his coach and mentor Ric Suggitt. Ric passed on June 27th, 2017 and was also an organ donor and saved 6 lives.
Pictured with the Truro Bearcat team is Cindy Weatherbie. She is an organ recipient who is very passionate about Green Shirt Day. Cindy received a liver transplant in 2020 so she knows the importance of bringing awareness to this cause.
On January 18, 2021, the law for organ and tissue donation changed in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act will make it possible for more Nova Scotians to donate their organs and tissues. Please check the provincial government’s website for more details.